FELICIA D'AMBROSIO

Nicholas Fanucci: Le Bec-Fin's new face unabashedly French

Nicholas Fanucci ran Georges Perrier's storied eatery from 2000-2002, when he decamped Philadelphia for the French Laundry in Yountville, California; he returned this year when news spread that Perrier was offering the building and business for sale."People are surprisingly happy in our request to...

Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:31 AM

Six-pack: How to get the Philly Beer Week party started

Philly Beer Week returns for its fifth 10-day extravaganza of all things sudsy on Friday. Your best bet is to parse the calendar by day at www.phillybeer week.org or download the iPhone/Android app to create your own schedule. But to get you started, here are six must-hits. Stay hydrated, arrive...

Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:25 AM

An empire of eats: Dining in Atlantic City

Saltwater taffy may be Atlantic City’s trademark, but that’s not enough after a long day of sun, sand and sea. Stroll off the Boardwalk and into these restaurants serving up vacation-worthy dinners.Dock's Oyster House2405 Atlantic Ave. 609-345-0092www.docksoysterhouse.comDark wood frames the clean...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11:40 PM

Hot dishes in the city

More than cherry blossoms or baseball, the tempting scent of burgers being grilled is the true starter's pistol of the sunny season. Read on for a summer full of eats, drinks and caloric abandon.Food truck pop-upsEven the New York Times has noted that Philly's mobile food scene is blooming. This...

Friday, May 18, 2012, 12:04 AM

Italian chef Painter returns to kitchen with new Il Pittore

About a decade ago, chef Chris Painter began dabbling in the art of handmade pasta, spinning his strands for boss Stephen Starr at Chestnut Street’s ultimately ill-fated Angelina. Today, Painter opens Il Pittore (Italian for “the painter”) as head chef and partner with Starr.As Starr Restaurant...

Friday, October 28, 2011, 1:06 AM